Idea Cafe, The Small Business Gathering PlaceВ®, is giving once again entrepreneurs the chance to win a cash grant and gain media exposure for their business. The Idea CafГ©'s 11th Grant will award $1,000.00 in cash and $1,500.00 in advertising credits to the most inspirational small business owners, who are willing to turn their business dreams into reality.

Here at Idea Cafe, we know that small business owners are keen on conquering new heights with their business acumen. We hope that this grant will help promising entrepreneurs with the process of taking their ideas to the next level.

For the eleventh time in a row, your own creative approach and your willingness to achieve more will give you an edge.


No matter whether your business idea is ground-breaking or a simple, but yet creative solution to an everyday problem, we would like to hear about it.

Tell us what your business does, what makes your business idea viable and how it's different from the millions of other ideas out there, what is your vision for the future, and how do you plan to invest the Grant. In return, we will give you a cash grant and media exposure for your business.

Who can apply? All kind of businesses, running for more than 6 months


In order to access the application form, you must be a registered member of Idea Cafe (if not, please register here) and not previously have received a cash grant directly from Idea Cafe.

Prior Idea Cafe grant finalists and semi-finalists are welcome to apply for this new grant.

The Grant application is now closed!

The first group of finalists will be announced on July 1st, so stay tuned!


charles hall, owner of LaPlacita Community & Childrens Garden applied for the grant
Jeannetta Heberlein, owner of Events by J, LLC applied for the grant
Kim Ford, owner of Bad Girl Towing applied for the grant
charles saalfeld, owner of c.c.c. landscaping applied for the grant
, owner of San Clemente Music applied for the grant
Maricruz Villalobos, owner of B.M. Villalobos, Inc. applied for the grant
Samantha Harnsberry, owner of 3Gs Productions & Entertainment applied for the grant
Patty Rappa, owner of Rappa Enterprises LLC. applied for the grant
Lisa Reale, owner of RealeSolutions,Inc. applied for the grant
Li Nguyen, owner of ASIS Corporation applied for the grant

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IdeaCafe Grant Prizes

  • 1st Place: $1,000 Grant Cash + $500 in Advertisement
  • 2nd Place: $500 in Advertisement
  • 3rd Place: $500 in Advertisement